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  • 28-April-2021

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    A Systemic Recovery

    The scale and scope of the existential problems we are facing are now evident. They are systemic and solving them will require rebuilding the whole system. This is the role of NAEC. Two years ago we looked at Systemic Collapse. NAEC has since been Confronting Planetary Emergencies with some of the world’s leading economists and will now facilitate a debate on policy approaches to develop the resilience necessary for a Systemic Recovery.

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  • 9-October-2020

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    Confronting Planetary Emergencies - Solving Human Problems

    Covid-19 has shown how a health emergency can provoke severe economic consequences across the planet. The interconnectedness and interdependence of global systems means that any local crisis can rapidly scale up to contribute to planetary environmental, social, economic, and political emergencies. The NAEC Group discuss the urgent changes in analysis and action needed to tackle planetary emergencies and global-scale systemic challenges.

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  • 1-October-2020

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    Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe - Niall Ferguson

    Drawing from multiple disciplines, including history, economics, public health and network science, Niall Ferguson describes the pathologies that have done us so much damage: from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online schism. Covid-19 was a test failed by countries who must learn some serious lessons from history if they are to avoid the doom of irreversible decline.

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  • 24-June-2020

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    Science, Technology and Innovation in Times of Covid-19

    A workshop on science, technology and innovation in times of Covid-19, organised by the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) jointly with the OECD’s New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative, as part of the 2019-20 TIP R&D project, and contributing to OECD-wide efforts in tackling the Covid-19 crisis

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  • 30-April-2020

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    Exiting and Learning from the Covid-19 Pandemic - Michael Spence

    Nobel Laureate Michael Spence discusses the exit and restoration of “normal” economic activity, specifically the close alignment between good health outcomes (containment) and speeding up the recovery. Professor Spence also discusses what appears to be large differences in performance across countries and jurisdictions in containing the virus. He looks at post pandemic recovery and longer term changes.

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  • 23-April-2020

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    Shock-proof: Building Resilient Systems in the 21st Century

    The Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us of the fragility of some of our most basic human-made systems. What sort of policies and strategies are required to make such systems more resilient? Some of the world’s leading political economic thinkers imagine a next world system, transforming thinking and action to achieve that vision.

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  • 27-February-2020

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    Systemic Thinking for Policy Making

    We are living in a period of profound systemic change. We have to identify actions that will shape change for the better, and help to build resilience to the inevitable shocks inherent in, and generated by, the complex system of systems constituted by the economy, society and the environment.

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  • 30-October-2019

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    Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress

    The High Level Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (HLEG) argues that we need to develop dashboards and tools to examine the factors that determine what really matters for people and the places in which they live: who is benefitting from growth, whether that growth is environmentally sustainable, how people feel about their lives, what factors contribute to an individual’s or a country’s success.

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  • 17-September-2019

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    Averting Systemic Collapse

    This conference examined the potential for financial, economic, environmental and societal collapse and crucially the interconnections between these different systems. It explored the latest scientific findings on the extent of stress on these systems as well as the policies that could place them on a sounder footing by building buffers, safeguards and systemic resilience.

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  • 15-April-2019

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    New Analytical Tools and Techniques for Economic Policymaking

    A timely opportunity for policymakers, academics and researchers in economics to discuss the state-of-the-art policy applications emerging from the new analytical tools and techniques that can be applied to economic policymaking.

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